Ali McClure is well known for her work on boys but more recently her focus is on how to bring out the best in every child, through what she describes as the craft of teaching.
She has considerable experience in Early Years and Primary settings, as a SENCO and as a teacher trainer for Kingston University and South Farnham SCITT.
In this interview, Ali clearly explains pedagogy and then discusses how this is translated into great Early Years practice. She uses some great analogies to interpret how the curriculum can affect our pedagogy and practice. The concept of intent, implementation and impact of our environments and practice is a great starting point, whoever your inspectorate may be!
Ali prides herself on looking at learning differently and much of her work begins with props and carefully chosen resources.
You can find Ali’s website, with full details of all her courses and books here:http://www.alimcclure.co.uk/